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Advances in Managing Humanitarian Operations by Christopher W. Zobel, Nezih Altay, Mark P. Haselkorn

By Christopher W. Zobel, Nezih Altay, Mark P. Haselkorn

This quantity offers a survey of present examine difficulties and ends up in humanitarian operations study. also, it discusses latest functions of humanitarian operations study, and considers new examine efforts that basically expand current study and functions. The e-book is split into 3 sections that offer an outline of the topic, a glance on the concept, and an exam of applications.

The assessment part offers chapters on modeling techniques and metrics to judge nonprofit operations; leader findings of fieldwork study in catastrophe reaction logistics; using funds as a kind of reduction; and measuring markets that provide cash-based humanitarian interventions.

The idea part contains chapters that learn the associate proliferation challenge in catastrophe reaction networks; a case learn of humanitarian logistics that examines how humanitarian tradition informs switch adoption; and a glance on the present state-of-the-art for info visibility in humanitarian operations.

Finally, the appliance part specializes in blood items, vaccines, and foodstuff advice, with person chapters on effective inventorying and distribution of blood items in the course of mess ups; an in depth examine modeling within the context of the vaccine provide chain; a framework for attaining fairness, effectiveness, and potency in nutrition financial institution operations; and a spatio-temporal vulnerabili

ty evaluate of the resilience of a inhabitants tormented by unexpected loss of food.

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2001) prefer to categorize performance depending on its strategic, operational or tactical focus. Shepherd and Gunter (2006) provide an exhaustive review of articles that study supply chain performance systems and metrics. The metrics presented in this chapter are selected from the OR/MS field and other fields, such as economics and nonprofit management. Thus, this chapter suggests some specific metrics that have not been considered in OR/MS. 2 Modeling Approaches and Metrics to Evaluate Nonprofit Operations 15 Input Metrics We follow the generic high-level classification from Chan and Qi (2003) that separate input metrics in costs and time.

2013). However, to the best of our knowledge, this chapter is the first work to provide an OR/MS overview on ways to measure the performance of any nonprofit operation. Because different nonprofit areas share this same challenge, there is value in collecting examples of tools, strategies, and metrics to measure performance from different applied areas. This provides clear value to the humanitarian operations community that is the targeted audience of this volume because it brings new approaches and metrics that can potentially be used in humanitarian operations.

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